Why TJS?

Because your child deserves the chance to rediscover the joy in learning.


Dear Prospective Family,

My name is Laura Rodriguez. As the Director of Admissions, I have the unique privilege of working with families in transition and helping them find the right school and classroom placement for their child.

If you are looking for a special school, this is likely a frustrating, confusing and desperate time. You are not alone in this process. My hope is that in the weeks and months to come you get the answers and support you need. If I can help you during this process, please feel free to contact me.

The best way to really understand our school is to come to one of our scheduled parent tours. During tours we make every effort to answer all your questions and leave you with a strong indication of whether or not The Joy School is the right place for your child. If you have questions prior to attending one of our tours please feel free to contact our admissions office anytime by phone or email.

In an effort to share what it's like for kids at TJS, our students created a series of short videos for you to share with your child. We hope these videos help answer some of the questions both you and your student have.

Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to working with you.


Laura Rodriguez, M.Ed.
Director of Admissions
713-523-0660 ext. 110

Meet Our Team!

Joann Black

Admissions Assistant
School: ext- 107

Stacie McComb

Business Manager
School: ext- 138

Christine Pratt

Director of Programs & Assistant Director of Admis
School: ext- 171

Laura Rodriguez

Director of Admissions
School: ext- 122

Hear From Our Kids